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How important is climate change education?

Maryama Warsame is a rising senior at Rosemount High School, member of the YEA! Network program with Climate Generation, volunteer for Sierra Club, and Minnesota Youth Council Representative 2021-22. On July 15, I co-hosted a UN ACE Youth Forum workshop on climate education with Owen Griffin, a fellow member of Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!). In […]

Introducing Climate Generation’s COP26 Delegation

Climate Generation is excited to introduce our delegation of six climate leaders from across the United States that will attend the UN’s international climate negotiations (COP26) this November.* At COP26, world leaders will strategize on the rulebook for the Paris Agreement, which was ratified and signed in 2015. Our Window into COP26 delegation will represent […]

Reflections: 2021 Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

We have the solutions to climate change already, and educators are critical messengers of climate literacy in their communities. Climate change is often referred to as a magnifier, because it can exacerbate the effects of the social, economic, and environmental issues that people experience everyday. Just this summer, we have seen climate change induced higher […]

Carbon Pollution Must End: Response to IPCC Report

The U.N. released new findings on the state of our current climate and what is required to avoid the worst impacts of climate change: in short, carbon pollution must end.  In its report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), summarizes the facts about human activities warming the planet. New in this report is the […]

Climate Change is Hitting Home

Last week Climate Generation was invited by Climate Power, a national organization building support for bold climate action, to join a press conference in Washington D.C. on extreme weather fueled by climate change. A week earlier our team was excited to read news about U.S. Senator Tina Smith (MN-D) who has championed a groundbreaking Clean […]

PowerClimateAction Campaign Calls for Ambitious Commitment from Nations on People-Centered Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2021 Global Coalition Asks Governments to Scale Up Climate Empowerment as Key to Meeting Goals of Paris Agreement NY, 22 April 2021 —  As we celebrate Earth Day around the world, an ambitious campaign to catalyze higher climate action via dramatically stepped-up capacity, public participation, and empowerment is launching today, led […]

The best way to learn about government is to get involved in it

Sophia is a junior at St. Louis Park High School, a member of Climate Generation’s YEA! program, a Three Rivers Park District teen council member, and a percussionist. Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!) began working on the Climate Justice Education Bill in the fall of 2020. We noticed that other climate change legislation doesn’t address climate […]

A Sneak Peek into the Talk Climate Institute 2021

As we all continue our long hibernation indoors due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, knowledge and information increasingly come from our devices than from word of mouth and trusted community members. With huge amounts of differing information floating around on the internet and social media, it can be really difficult to discern fact from fiction, […]

Leaving the Paris Agreement, Staying Committed

December 12, 2015 has been described as historic — the day we turned the tide on climate change. On that day, after two weeks of negotiations, 196 nations unanimously agreed to adopt an international climate pact, known as the Paris Agreement. I had the privilege and honor to be present at COP21 where the Agreement […]

Post-Presidential Debate Statement: Take the Climate Crisis Seriously

On Tuesday, the first Presidential debate took place, with FOX News moderator Chris Wallace prepared to ask the candidates questions about six pre-planned topics that did not include climate change. In the last 15 minutes of the debate, Chris Wallace asked the first question about the climate crisis heard in a presidential debate in 12 […]